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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (March 2022)
(April 12, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter March 2022   Wildlife Trade Trivia     Illegal Wildlife Trade in March 2022        In Focus   Hunting may have increased during the COVID lockdown We may have hunted more wildlife during the pandemic-induced lockdowns of 2020, according to a survey. Hunting for household consumption increased during this time; sports and recreation were motivators for hunting as we...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (February 2022)
(March 15, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter February 2022   Illegal wildlife trade in February 2022     In Focus   Wildlife crime & camera trapping training | The Morung Express From 19th-21st February, 2022, WCS-India trained 32 Forest Guards and Foresters from Intanki National Park, Nagaland on ‘Wildlife Crime Prevention, Detection and Investigation’. Topics covered included ‘Offenses under Wild Life (Protection) Act, ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2022)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (January 2022)
(February 15, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter January 2022   Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in January 2022     In Focus   Media-Reported Wildlife Poaching and Illegal Trade in India: 2020 Media-Reported Wildlife Poaching and Illegal Trade in India: 2020 aims at providing a comprehensive overview of illegal wildlife trade in India for the year 2020. It is an assessment of data collected through publicly available...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (December 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (December 2021)
(January 24, 2022) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter December 2021 Wildlife trade trivia     Illegal wildlife trade in December 2021     News scan (December 1 - 31) Big Cats Ten held for poaching leopard in Salekasa, chopping paws | Times of India It’s raining tiger and leopard skins and body parts in the region. In a raid on poachers, the Nagpur forest division officials arrested ten accused from Salekasa under Gondia forest division for h...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (November 2021)
(December 20, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter November 2021 Wildlife trade trivia   Illegal wildlife trade in November 2021   In Focus Click here to view the guide   Superstitious Beliefs – Another Source of Demand in India’s Illegal Wildlife Trade | The Wire Science In India, the demand for animal parts in superstitious rituals fuels poaching and illegal trade, and the illegal availability of these parts sustains the rituals...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (October 2021)
(November 09, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter October 2021 Wildlife trade trivia * Scientific names as mentioned in the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972   Illegal wildlife trade in October 2021   News scan (October 1 - 31) Big cats Ensnared big cat dies in Eturunagaram forest, two held | 3 October 2021 A big cat, suspected to be a tiger, was caught in a snare set up by some hunters in the forest area of SS Tadwail Mandall in Mulugu district. The big ...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (September 2021)
(October 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter  September 2021  Illegal wildlife trade in September 2021  News scan (September 1 - 30)  Big Cats Tigress strangled by poachers in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh reserve forest | 1 September 2021 A tigress in the Bandhavgarh reserve forest in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria district, very popular among tourists and locals, was killed by poachers who stuffed her body in a gunny bag and threw it in a well ins...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (August 2021)
(September 08, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter Illegal Wildlife Trade in August 2021   In Focus   To commemorate World Photography Day on 19 August 2021, our Counter Wildlife Trafficking Programme held its Annual Photography Contest for all their trainee officers. Officers from different enforcement agencies across the country sent us their photographs. We had four categories to choose from based on the pictures received. They are Best Wildlife Photograph...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (July 2021)
(August 06, 2021) Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter July 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia       Illegal Wildlife Trade in July 2021         News Scan (July 1 -31)   Two smugglers arrested in Dibrugarh, rhino horn, tusk & heroin recovered | 1 July 2021         The police arrested two smugglers from the Panchali area in Assam’s Dibrugarh town and seized one suspecte...

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)

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WCS-India: CWT Newsletter (June 2021)
(July 09, 2021)   Counter Wildlife Trafficking Newsletter June 2021   Wildlife Trade Trivia     In Focus In this section, we feature achievements by law enforcement officers we engage with. Any story featured here is done so with permission from the officer who reported it.        Along with detecting Illegal Wildlife Trade at India's borders, the Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB), is entrusted with a wide range of activities to secure...

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